Packing Glasses and Stemware
• Lay the glassware on the corner of packing paper and roll it once or twice depending on its size. Then pull the sides of packing paper up and over glassware and continue rolling to the corner. For additional protection, use corrugated paper rolls or cellular boxes.
• Stuff glasses and stemware with crumpled tissue or packing paper before wrapping.
• Position delicate glassware on its upright position and not on its side.
• Place glasses on the upper part of your box. Put heavier items such as dishware, pitchers, etc. at the bottom of the box.
Always use crumpled packing paper in between each later to make sure there is a snug fit between the gaps. Mark all boxes with fragile items accordingly.
Packing Tips for specialized items
There is an endless list of individual household items. Most of these items can be packed using the following packing pointers.
Pendulum clocks should be prepared by professionals such as your moving crew, or your preferred serviceman.
Drapes and Curtains
Fold the curtains in clean cartoons or hang them over crossbars.
Flammable and Combustible items
Don’t pack flammable liquids and aerosol cans. They can leak or even explode because of changes in temperature and pressure. Be careful because you will be held liable and not your mover if these items cause damage to your shipment or others.
Disassemble the lamps by removing the harps, bulbs, and shades. Roll up the cord. Pack the lamps using bedding or wrap them separately. Place the lampshade in an upright position then put it in a clean and tissue lined cartoon. Wrap the harp and its decorative knob using packing paper, then tape it on the wall of a box that contains shade. Cover the shades using tissues and not a newspaper.
Seal the caps with masking tape. Wrap and pack them in an upright position in small cartons. If you need the medicine during travel, carry them in a medicine pouch.
Mirrors, Paintings, and Pictures
Tell your movers to take care your valuable paintings. For small pictures, mirrors, frames, and paintings, then wrap them and put them on the edge of cartoons. Put the large pictures and paintings on the side of heavy cardboard boxes. Huge dresser or wall mirrors should be removed by experts such as your movers. Wrap a tape diagonally across the mirror for added safety and better protection against damage. Do not directly cover paintings using newspaper.
Computers and other electronic gadgets
Pack your electronic equipment using the original styrofoam and box if available. If can’t, use a sturdy, corrugated box and put protective padding on the bottom of the carton. You can also wrap it using a protective pad or an old blanket before you put it in its box. Fill the space with additional padding. Wrap their cords separately and put a label. Place them in a plastic bag away from fragile items. Wrap the non-detachable cords to avoid causing damage. Pack the cords in the same carton.
Make sure that gas engine powered machines don’t have any fuel. Pack your tools in small, durable containers.